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Mike Wallace Interviews with Ayn Rand and Frank Lloyd Wright

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Sun, 2012-04-08 20:19

Mike Wallace: May 9, 1918 – April 7, 2012


KASS Music Gem of the Week—Mozart's Idomeneo: 'Zeffiretti Lusinghieri' -- Rita Streich

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Tue, 2011-03-29 02:16

Every once and a while I become addicted to a record, or a recording of a piece of music. When that happens I listen to it for days on end ... and if he is around on Skype I make Lindsay listen to it.

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Beautiful Jason. — by Olivia on Wed, 2011-03-30 07:51

Fun Documentary Recommendation: "They Came to Play"

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Fri, 2011-02-11 03:14

I caught this on Netflix. The Van Cliburn Foundation puts on a competition for amateur piano players who are over 35 alongside its prestigious Van Cliburn Competition every 4 years.


Interesting Interview with Artur Rubinstein at 90

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Tue, 2010-12-14 01:07

This will be interesting to the people who liked the Frank Lloyd Wright video I posted a while back, and to the classical music buffs here.


KASS Music Gem of the Day: Dvorak Cello Concerto -- Wang/Dudamel

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Fri, 2010-08-20 03:21

This is a very interesting video of the Dvorak Cello Concerto. It is one of the most important pieces of music to me, but for whatever reason there are very few good Youtube videos.

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Hong -- This is impressive. — by Jason Quintana on Sun, 2010-09-05 05:08
BTW, the Hauser Videos are — by Hong on Tue, 2010-08-31 17:46
That was so beautiful! This — by Hong on Tue, 2010-08-31 17:12

KASS Music Gem of the Day: Chopin Ballade No. 4 -- Ivan Moravec

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Fri, 2010-08-13 04:21

Here is a great piece of music played played by one of the greatest living pianists, Ivan Moravec.


Fascinating 1957 Mike Wallace Frank Lloyd Wright Interview

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Sun, 2010-08-08 05:41

This is an interesting interview that I saw the other day that I think might be interesting to Objectivists for various reasons.

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I Went to Taliesin West — by Jason Quintana on Thu, 2010-08-12 03:11
Love it! Especially the first — by Hong on Wed, 2010-08-11 04:52
"Frank Lloyd had some strains — by Jason Quintana on Mon, 2010-08-09 22:39

Milton Friedman : The Irrationality of the American "Illegal Immigration" Debate

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Fri, 2010-07-30 05:33

In the United States we have this self-defeating immigration system. The greatest country in the world destroys itself at its roots because of destructive ideas.

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laissez-faire defined — by Frediano on Sat, 2010-07-31 20:40
economic ignorance on the Right is a huge problem — by Doug Bandler on Sat, 2010-07-31 06:39

Henry Hazlitt: Economics in One Lesson

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Tue, 2010-07-20 04:05

I found a video on Youtube that is a great advertisement for the legendary book "Economics in One Lesson".

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"LOL Got some evidence for — by Jason Quintana on Tue, 2010-07-20 04:39
Jason — by Rosie on Tue, 2010-07-20 04:31
Great Video — by Doug Bandler on Tue, 2010-07-20 04:29

KASS Music Gem of the Day: Cesar Franck Symphony in D Minor -- Bernstein/National Orchestra of France Mov.1

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Tue, 2010-07-13 02:08

This is a good video with Leonard Bernstein of the best symphony that has even been written by a French composer.

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The rest of the performance — by Jason Quintana on Wed, 2010-07-14 02:11
Goodness! — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2010-07-13 10:19

KASS Music Gem of the Day: Bernard Herrmann: "Scene d'amour" From Hitchcock's Vertigo -- L.A. Philharmonic/Salonen

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Mon, 2010-06-07 04:49

This piece is from one of the best movie soundtracks. In many ways similar to the Liebestod from Wagner's Tristan and Isolde. Excellent performance and video from the LA Philharmonic.


KASS Music Gem of the Day: Rachmaninoff: Lilacs -- Kissin

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Fri, 2010-03-26 06:15

Here is a good performance of a Rachmaninoff piano gem Lilacs played by the young Evgeny Kissin.

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Lovely — by John Donohue on Fri, 2010-03-26 12:28

KASS Music Gem of the Day: Dvorak Violin Concerto Mov. 2 -- Milstein/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Sat, 2010-03-06 18:02

This is a the classic recording of a piece of music that for some reason isn't as popular on record as the composer's Cello Concerto or its peers like violin concertos by Tchaikovsky, Sibelius and Brahms but it is just as good. Nathan Milstein was one of the golden age greats of the violin. For some reason the EMI CD release of this recording is no longer available.


KASS Music Gem of the Day: Schumann Symphony #3 "Rhenish" Movement #1 Bernstein/Vienna Philharmonic

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Mon, 2010-01-25 03:45

Here is a classic video of Leonard Bernstein conducting Schumann with the Vienna Philharmonic.

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Glad you liked it guys. Here — by Jason Quintana on Fri, 2010-01-29 03:48
Thanks Jason — by gregster on Thu, 2010-01-28 11:21
yep, Bernstein's Schumann is hard to beat ... — by Howard on Mon, 2010-01-25 15:30

NFL Playoffs 2010 (It is Playoff Time Version 2)

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Mon, 2010-01-11 04:39

The Arizona Cardinals are right back in the mix with a historic 51-45 first round victory today over the Green Bay Packers in one of the greatest games in NFL history. Highlights posted below.

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The Super Bowl! — by Jason Quintana on Mon, 2010-01-25 04:05
Ok... — by Ross Elliot on Sat, 2010-01-23 10:04
Minne Surprise — by atlascott on Thu, 2010-01-21 04:34

Top 5 KASS Gems of 2009

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Thu, 2009-12-31 03:03

My favorite thing on SOLO at the moment is the KASS Gems series, and I thought it would be a good idea to close out the year with the contributions to the series that I thought were the best.

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I watched this a few times — by gregster on Sat, 2010-01-02 05:39
Here is another one that — by Jason Quintana on Sat, 2010-01-02 05:29
Greg, it would be difficult — by Jason Quintana on Sat, 2010-01-02 05:03

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KASS Music Gem of the Day: Dvorak Symphony #9 Movement IV. -- Myung Whun Chung/Seoul Philharmonic

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Thu, 2009-12-24 04:22

This is a well played version of the Finale of Dvorak's 9th Symphony "From the New World".


Sowell on Government Health Care

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Sun, 2009-12-06 05:54

I'm sure that Thomas Sowell and the interviewer Mr. Williams have a lot more to say on this subject.

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Sowell's latest book — by F L Light on Sun, 2009-12-06 19:55

KASS Music Gem of the Day: Brahms Symphony #2 -- Carlos Kleiber/Vienna Philharmonic

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Sat, 2009-12-05 02:19

This is an amazing performance of the Brahms Second Symphony. Carlos Kleiber was one of the greatest interpreters of German music, and was the perfect interpreter of Brahms.

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Tonight — by gregster on Sat, 2009-12-05 13:10
Oh come on darling — by gregster on Sat, 2009-12-05 11:32
Yes, wasted on all here — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2009-12-05 11:09

KASS Music Gem of the Day—Tchaikovsky Symphony #3 Andante Elegiaco -- Jansons/Oslo Philharomic

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Mon, 2009-11-16 04:05

This is a magical, yet a lesser known movement among the Tchaikovsky Symphonies.

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Magical, indeed, Jason ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2009-11-16 09:26

KASS Music Gem of the Day: Wagner Liebestod -- Karajan/Norman

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Sat, 2009-11-07 03:28

This is a classic video of Karajan and (I assume) the Berlin Philharmonic doing the Tristan (and Isolde) Leibestod with the great Jessye Norman.

Recent Comments:
Excellent — by gregster on Sun, 2009-11-08 04:19
Top ten, or top one perhaps. — by Tim S on Sat, 2009-11-07 22:47
Rehearsal — by Jason Quintana on Sat, 2009-11-07 18:08

KASS Music Gem of the Day: Tchaikovsky Symphony #6 Movement 4 -- Furtwangler/Berlin Philharmonic

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Wed, 2009-10-14 05:11

This is one of the most devastating 10 minutes in music and will remain so for all time. It is also one of the most beautiful.

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Speaking of young musician — by Hong on Thu, 2009-10-15 17:20
Jason, I didn't mean any — by Newberry on Wed, 2009-10-14 06:50
Newberry, that is a nice — by Jason Quintana on Wed, 2009-10-14 05:52

KASS Music Gem of the Day: Khachaturian - Adagio from Spartacus

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Mon, 2009-09-07 00:15

This is a gorgeous piece of music from Khachaturian's Spartacus. I believe this is a 1962 recording with the composer leading the Vienna Philharmonic.

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Thanks Jason — by gregster on Mon, 2009-09-07 11:59
Jason.. — by Olivia on Mon, 2009-09-07 08:04

KASS Music Gem of the Day: Edouard Lalo Symphonie Espagnole Complete -- Henryk Szeryng

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Mon, 2009-08-31 05:19

This is desert island material for me, and I just learned about this recording a few weeks ago when Ross was commenting on the Sarasate Zigeunerweisen that was posted here.

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Thats a good call. Though — by Jason Quintana on Fri, 2009-09-04 05:01
Quite a find, Jason ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2009-09-02 12:17

Ochocinco

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Sun, 2009-08-23 06:29

This is a silly post for SOLO (No, this isn't something to post in blue). Especially considering the New Zealand contingent. But for fans of American football this is a good one.


KASS Music Gem of the Day: Chopin Piano Sonata #3 Complete -- Martha Argerich

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Tue, 2009-08-18 03:16
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Gawd. She is a darling isn't she — by Kasper on Mon, 2009-08-24 21:02
Very much enjoyed... — by Olivia on Wed, 2009-08-19 07:47
I'm glad you like it. I — by Jason Quintana on Tue, 2009-08-18 07:18

KASS Music Gem of the Day: Borodin String Quartet Mov. #3

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Thu, 2009-08-13 04:47

Augmented for Full String Orchestra -- St. Martin in the Fields Orchestra/Marriner. This is a personal, early favorite of mine.

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I listened to No 1 recently — by Hong on Fri, 2009-08-14 04:31
I like that one Hong. Lots — by Jason Quintana on Fri, 2009-08-14 04:03
Haven't listen to this for — by Hong on Fri, 2009-08-14 03:51

Vaughan Williams "The Lark Ascending"

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Wed, 2009-08-05 03:30

I am biased on this one -- not because of the violinist or the recording.


Korngold Violin Concerto 3rd Movement -- Hilary Hahn

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Sun, 2009-08-02 01:22

When you are the best in the world at what you do even secondary classics like this are impressive.

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No — by Jeff Perren on Mon, 2009-08-10 05:13
Rimsky — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2009-08-10 04:55
Ok Jeff. I'll have to track — by Jason Quintana on Mon, 2009-08-10 04:51

KASS Music Gem of the Day: Closing Minutes of Tchaikovsky Symphony #5 -- Ms. Tomomi Nishimoto Conducting

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Sun, 2009-07-19 04:11

I like this video for various reasons Smiling The most important part is that this happens to be one of my favorite pieces of music. Like many of the youtube videos this deserves some extra volume.

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Hi there, I just joined this — by Maggie on Sat, 2009-10-31 10:33
Oh. So we have a break — by Jason Quintana on Mon, 2009-07-20 03:05
Yes — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2009-07-20 02:02

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